German: Area Studies

Course Code :2017FLWVER
Study domain:Culture
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:1st/2nd semester
Contact hours:78
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:German
Exam period:exam in the 1st and/or 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Patricia Linden

3. Course contents *


The course consists of two parts:
In the first part, the legal system, the system of social security, the labor organization, different types of economic partnerships and the education system in German-speaking countries are discussed. Attention is paid to both content and terminology and we work in a comparative way, in consideration of translating and interpreting.
In the second part, approximately 5 novels are read, thoroughly discussed and placed in a social and historical context. In addition we discuss some poems, short stories and essays. We deal with the main criteria of literary analysis and read texts on the study of literature in order to improve your knowledge.
We also gain more knowledge into the phenomenon of literary film adaptation on the basis of screen versions of the novels we read.